23rd August 2012
Provided by Powwownow
With the Olympics in London and with working patterns starting to change, remote working is becoming a more common working option. 59% of employees surveyed believe that remote working is in fact the way forward.
More than half of 1,091 people surveyed across the UK believe that remote access would allow them to choose and manage their own working hours and as a result eliminate the stress of rush-hour journeys. With less than a month to go until London hosts the Olympic Games, it is clear that many of London's commuters are looking for alternatives to help minimise any disruption the event is likely to cause.
Many employers haven't thought about the impact the impending Games will have on how their employees will get to work and how they will keep their businesses running during the next few weeks. Flexible working not only gives staff more freedom to choose their own hours, it also paves the way for businesses to reduce office costs – 57% of employers highlighted this as the greatest advantage of remote working.
By making teleconferencing, instant messaging and web sharing available in businesses, the isolation of working from home is eliminated and people can stay in touch and work as if they are in the office, keeping businesses on the move.